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A collection of interviews with dope theologians, practitioners, artists, and miscellaneous church folk. Hoping to promote a faith with the blinders off. Hosted by Liam Miller.

Love Rinse Repeat Liam Miller

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A collection of interviews with dope theologians, practitioners, artists, and miscellaneous church folk. Hoping to promote a faith with the blinders off. Hosted by Liam Miller.

    Ep55. Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border, Gregory Cuéllar

    Ep55. Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border, Gregory Cuéllar

    I interviewed Gregory L. Cuéllar about his book Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border: A Borderland Hermeneutic (Routledge, 2020). We talk about the way the sacred is weaponsised by elite powers to shape social reality, the way it grants permanence to the negating of the inherent sacred worth of the black and brown bodies of those approaching or crossing the border, while sacralizing the Anglo-American project of colonisation, violence, and manifest destiny. We talk about how – counter intuitively – appealing to the sacredness of the other can provide a way toward a healing strategy, and how this book seeks to “attend in a healing way to the recurring, open wounds of postcoloniality at the US-Mexico border” – wounds that are, for the author, personal.

    Gregory L. Cuéllar is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA. He is the author of Voices of Marginality (2008) and Empire, the British Museum, and the Making of the Biblical Scholar in the Nineteenth Century: Archival Criticism (2019).

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    • 55 min
    Ep54. A Liberation Journey, Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev

    Ep54. A Liberation Journey, Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev

    I sat down with Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev to talk about the Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets. We talk about the world's need for courage, wisdom, and vision, the three qualities inherent in every prophet: “an encounter with divine love and concern for the world, courage to name oppression, and a moral imagination to articulate an alternative future.” We also discuss the importance of art, imagination, and dialogue in the prophetic tasks, the overlapping concerns of the Hebrew Prophets and the Book of Deuteronomy, and the way biblical liberation themes are found in various contemporary figures. We end with a discussion on how the prophetic critique of stability and immutability as "currency of empire" and the importance placed on a liberation journey in increasingly mutual relationships speaks with hope and care into our current COVID19 climate, and an impassioned plea to join the work of birthing a new world.

    Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev founded and leads Beit Midrash of Santa Fe, a multi-faith sacred learning community. He has led workshops at retreat centers, synagogues, churches and seminaries across the United States, including Union Theological Seminary, Ghost Ranch, Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey and Stony Point Center. His teaching invites learners into an adventurous exploration that engages the body, heart and soul as well as the mind. He is an experienced spiritual director, accompanying people of many faiths. Nahum is the Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Fe, NM and a Fellow of the Rabbis Without Borders Initiative. Find out more: https://rabbinahum.com/
    The book is The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now (available with Orbis Books - https://www.orbisbooks.com/the-liberating-path-of-the-hebrew-prophets.html)

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    • 49 min
    Ep53. Participating in Christ, Michael Gorman

    Ep53. Participating in Christ, Michael Gorman

    I interviewed Michael J. Gorman about his book Participating in Christ: Explorations in Paul’s Theology and Spirituality (Baker Academic, 2019). I ask Michael how some common refrains stack up against Paul’s understanding of participation, how the cross not only reveals Christ and God, but also what it means to be human. We talk about co-resurrection and how that shapes how we speak of justification, how Michael’s work on theosis is more narrative than metaphysical, and if there’s a relationship between Paul’s union with Christ language and Matthew 25’s presence of Christ in the least of these. Finally we talk about his deuteron-Pauline letter to the contemporary church in North America.

    Michael J. Gorman holds the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of numerous books, including The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, Reading Revelation Responsibly, Abide and Go, as well as his “participation trilogy”: Cruciformity, Inhabiting the Cruciform God, and Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission. Participating in Christ: Explorations in Paul’s Theology and Spirituality was released by Baker Academic in 2019: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/participating-in-christ/390730


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    • 33 min
    Ep52. A Changing Church, Charissa Suli

    Ep52. A Changing Church, Charissa Suli

    Liam sat down with Rev Charissa Suli, a National Consultant with the Uniting Church in Australia's Assembly Resourcing Unit. They discuss resourcing the church for increasingly changing times, working with and in churches that are becoming increasingly multicultural, how the UCA has lived up to its 1985 declaration "we are a multicultural church. We also talk about her work with youth and young adults in the church, what she has learnt in those encounters, and how churches might think about 'growing young.' Finally we talk about church during COVID-19 and what she hopes might stick around once we are allowed to gather again. Hint: a key to all three of these discussions is relationships.

    About Rev Charissa Suli, by Rev Charissa Suli:
    "I have a soft spot for mentoring and nurturing intergenerational relationships particularly with migrant 2nd and 3rd gen young people. My passion for bridging the gap between 1st and 2nd generations came to birth attending a Uniting Church Cross Cultural gathering event in 2008 hosted by the Board of Mission. An event I didn’t want to attend but went along to support my fellow friends turned into being the most life-giving and transforming experience of my life as I began to engage in intergenerational and cross cultural ministry. It was from this event that I returned home to explore my call to ministry. In 2009 I took on the role of Cross Cultural consultant and my primary role was to work with people of the pacific and other ethnic backgrounds to grow the mission of the Uniting Church of Australia in NSW and ACT Synod and develop strategies to assist congregations and the wider UCA be in mission and ministry with 1.5 and 2nd Gen young people. Part of my role was to encourage positive integration between cultural, spiritual and psychological aspects of young people’s identity and promote positive interactions and communication between pacific generations to enhance the lives of individuals, families and communities. In 2014 I graduated from the United Theological College and was ordained as a Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church and took on my first congregational placement at Dapto Uniting church in the Illawarra presbytery. In June 2017 I concluded my role as mentor and chair of the 2nd Generation team for the Tongan National Conference after 10 years of bridging the gap between 1st and 2nd Generations and nurturing the faith of the young people of the conference. Currently I am in my third year working as one of the National Consultant’s for the National Assembly office in the Assembly Resourcing Unit. I continue to be passionate about growing next gen leadership in our church and continue to explore and learn about how multiple generations can experience and express their identities in a positive and fruitful way that helps them grow in their faith in this rapidly changing world. When I’m not in the forefront of ministry I am a wife and a mother of four beautiful children and my hobbies are singing and long walks along the beach."

    • 35 min
    Ep51. Wondrously Wounded: theology, disability, & the body of Christ, Brian Brock

    Ep51. Wondrously Wounded: theology, disability, & the body of Christ, Brian Brock

    I sat down with Brian Brock to talk about his book Wondrously Wounded: Theology, Disability, and the Body of Christ (Baylor University Press, 2019). We discuss his motivation for writing the book, what it was like to try and ‘witness to the witness’ of his son, reclaiming wonder, pre-natal screening and how liberal societies establish norms, the need to be rescued from seeing ourselves as ‘abled’, where the doctrine of sin fits in a theology of disability, the body of Christ as a circulator of divine gifts, and going beyond charity and inclusion.

    Brian Brock is Professor of Moral and Practical Theology, Department of Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen. His works include Christian Ethics in a Technological Age; Captive to Christ, Open to the World; and, edited with John Swinton, Disability and the Christian Tradition: A Reader.

    “Redemption is learning to receive the wonder of life, hearing the particular call that comes to each one in love”

    Buy the Book: https://www.baylorpress.com/9781481310123/wondrously-wounded/


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep50.7 Seven Last Words: "Father, into your hands..." with W. Travis McMaken

    Ep50.7 Seven Last Words: "Father, into your hands..." with W. Travis McMaken

    To celebrate 50 episodes of the Love Rinse Repeat podcast, Liam Miller interviewed seven guests about Jesus' seven last words from the cross.

    Here, Travis McMaken discusses the final words, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit". This commendation signifies the climax of the relationship between the Spirit and Jesus throughout Luke, and the shift to the ongoing role of the Spirit in the lives of those who follow after.

    W. Travis McMaken is Associate Professor of Religion, Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies program, and Assistant Dean of Humanities in the School of Humanities at Lindenwood University's St. Charles, MO campus.

    He engages primarily with 20th century theology (esp. Protestant theology, with specialization in Karl Barth, Helmut Gollwitzer, and T. F. Torrance) while working constructively on the subjects of sacramentology, ecclesiology, and political theology. He is the author of Our God Loves Justice: An Introduction to Helmut Gollwitzer (Fotress Press 2017), The Sign of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism after Karl Barth (Fortress Press, 2013), and coeditor of Karl Barth in Conversation (2014).
    Follow him on Twitter @WTravisMcMaken, check out his website: https://derevth.blogspot.com/ and listen to The McKrakenCast on Spotify

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    • 24 min

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